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OncoMark Secures €2.1 Million Investment to Commercialise New Diagnostic Test for Breast Cancer

OncoMasTR test to launch in 2018 and will reduce the number of patients receiving unnecessary chemotherapy OncoMark, a University College Dublin (UCD) spin-out company, today announced that is has secured €2.1 million in funding.

HBAN played Cupid to 202 Irish start ups in 2016

Last year, 250 investors listened to pitches from 202 start-ups that HBAN identified as investor-ready 50 of those 202 start-ups – almost 25% – were successful in finding their investor match. Relationships between investees and angel investors typically last 4 to 7 years  

Galway’s Signum Surgical to add 8 jobs following €2.6M HBAN backed funding

Galway-based company is developing medical devices to treat perianal fistula, a condition that affects about two in every 10,000 people More than €1M of funding round comes from angel investors in HBAN’s MedTech Syndicate Funding will help Signum Surgical finalise their technology and obtain regulatory clearance in the US and Europe Galway employs one-third of Ireland’s medtech workforce HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network) today announces that Galway medtech start-up, Signum Surgical, will add eight jobs following a €2.6M Series A funding round. HBAN’s MedTech Syndicate contributed over €1 million to the funding round, with additional investment coming from Enterprise Ireland, the Western Development Commission, Rising Tide Europe and other angel investors.

HBAN super angel to invest €4M in Irish tech start ups

•    Italian Gianni Matera has already invested €900K in six start-ups in past 15 months •    He expects to invest in three more start-ups by year-end 2016 •    Focus on technology companies intent on breaking into the US market •    Gianni helped gym management software company, Glofox, attract 420 customers in 18 countries and grow 15% month-on-month

€2M deal helps HBAN backed Wicklow Wolf brew up 20 jobs

Investment will fund a new, larger brewing site in Wicklow, enabling 15-fold increase in production Investment includes €722,000 from HBAN Food Syndicate, which will help the company expand into International markets including the US, Asia and Europe Food Syndicate’s second investment in Wicklow Wolf this year brings its total investment to over €800k in 18 months Company sold its first beer just two years ago and now has produced over 16 varieties of beer HBAN seeking new business angel investors to invest in businesses like Wicklow Wolf at its Business Angel Roadshow this November   HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment and a joint initiative of InterTradeIreland and Enterprise Ireland, today announces a €2 million investment in craft beer company, Wicklow Wolf. HBAN’s Food Syndicate is one of the leading stakeholders in the deal, which is also supported by Enterprise Ireland and a number of private investors.

HBAN backed Sportlomo will add 25 jobs following €270k angel investment

Funding round led by WxNW, HBAN’s newest angel syndicate 900,000 players and supporters of 52 sports in Europe, America and Asia benefit from Mayo-based Sportlomo’s service Marks first investment from WxNW, which aims to double its number of angels from 12 to 24 Investment is part of a targeted push by HBAN to encourage investment in start-ups from West and Northwest of Ireland HBAN, the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, today announces the first-ever investment from its newest angel syndicate, WxNW (West by Northwest). The syndicate has backed innovative Mayo-based sports technology start-up, Sportlomo. The €270,000 investment is co-funded by Enterprise Ireland and will see the creation of 25 jobs in the company.

HBAN backed Soopa Pets to add 10 jobs following €400K investment

Funding round led by the Halo Business Angel Network (HBAN) Food Syndicate with support from Enterprise Ireland Investment will support 10 jobs in Soopa Pets over the next three years Announcement reflects HBAN’s ‘smart money’ approach; combining investment with strategic support Soopa Pets, which makes healthy dog treats, is expanding into international markets HBAN, the all-island group responsible for promoting business angel investment, today announces an investment in Soopa Pets, the maker of healthy and nutritious dog treats. The €400,000 funding was led by business angels from the HBAN Food Syndicate, with support from Enterprise Ireland, and will see the creation of 10 jobs in Soopa Pets.

Angels reach €50M milestone with Connexicon Medical’s €1.15M investment creating 15 jobs

HBAN, a joint initiative of InterTradeIreland and Enterprise Ireland responsible for the all-island promotion of business angel investment, today announces that it has breached the landmark of €50 million invested by business angels. A further €89 million has been leveraged from other sources including Enterprise Ireland, Western Development Commission and local and international venture capital funds.

HBAN helps Iconic raise €400,000 through business angel investment

15 positions to be filled by December 2016 Irish software company Iconic raises €400K and announces 15 new jobs Iconic targeting the €37BN language industry Proprietary technology developed through R&D at DCU Iconic Translation Machines, a leading Irish translation software company, today announces that it is creating 15 new jobs at its headquarters in Glasnevin, Dublin. The positions will be filled by December 2016 and will bring the total employment at the company up to 25.
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